Dr. Mackay completed her Bachelor of Science at Acadia University in 1996, then graduated from Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College in 2001.Out of our whole class, Erin was chosen and awarded the prestigious Herbert K. Lee award for highest excellence in academic, clinical and altruistic endeavors. She has worked around Halifax since 2001 and has worked with Dr. Brian Seaman for 5 years who is one of the chiropractors who travels with and treats the Canadian Olympic athletes, as well as in two integrated clinics alongside medical doctors, physiotherapists, massage therapists and psychologists. She has a great appreciation for the roles of each health care provider. Her goal is for her patients to lead healthy and active lives and she enjoys participating in achieving this goal. Her practice philosophy follows the medical model with the aim to create a balance between the musculoskeletal and neural structures to allow every patient to function at their highest. Outside of the clinic setting, she enjoys being a member of a running group, participating in races in the Maritime Provinces, being an active member of the community, taking advantage of all the great outdoors has to offer, and spending time with the people she loves. She is the proud master of our clinic puppy, Vida.
Katherine is accepting new and returning massage therapy patients to her care! Katherine Murray Katherine has a passion for supporting individual and family health and wellness. She has special interest in: *Postural Conditions *Pre/Postnatal Massage *Pelvic Health Katherine holds a double major in Psychology & Women’s Studies from Acadia University, completed in 2005. A few years later, she changed paths and began studying at the Canadian College of Massage & Hydrotherapy (CCMH). She graduated in 2012 with honours standing and an award from the Massage Therapists’ Association of Nova Scotia for her professionalism and patient care. The following spring 2013, Katherine completed birth doula training through DONA International with the Chebucto Family Centre and spent the coming years deepening her massage skills while also supporting families through birth and early postpartum in the Halifax area. She looks forward to helping all her patients reach their best health! Katherine is currently treating massage patients in clinic as well as working with the Canadian College of Massage & Hydrotherapy in the roles of Lead Instructor, Teaching Assistant & Clinic Supervisor. She is teaching students in coursework related to: hands on clinical skills, specialized pregnancy/postpartum training and clinical assessment.
Gisella Vera S. is a member in good standing with the MTANS (Massage Therapy Association of Nova Scotia). She is also a member of the canadian Reiki Association (CRA) as Reiki Practitioner (Level 1 (Shoden) and Level 2 (Okuden). She graduated from the Canadian College of Massage & Hydrotherapy (CCMH) in 2014. She has continued to develop her skill set to include: Swedish Massage TMJ Dysfunction (jaw massage) Psoas & Diaphragm Treatment Myosfascial Release Cupping Massage Hot (Jade) Stone Massage Hydrotherapy Trigger Points Remedial Exercises Gisella’s priority is to listen and understand her patient’s needs, to support them in their journey to wellness. Her gentle approach will provide a peaceful therapeutic massage which benefits mind, body and spirit, for all ages.
As all of our regular patients know, Vida is our gentle, friendly and loving clinic puppy. Loved by young and old alike, Vida can be found greeting each patient, or quietly sleeping on her bed. You may be lucky enough to see her toothy grin or have her bring her toy to you in hopes of a rather one-sided game of tug-of-war. Most days she gets tired out by a good walk before she comes to ‘work’ so we often don’t hear much from her, but she always loves a good pet on the head if one is so inclined!